Saturday, December 16, 2017

Personalized doll toy

This doll was a challenge. The hair, the flower from her hand, the fingers, the stripes from the dress. I tried to follow the drawing and to catch her face expression.

 The doll is made from felt. it has anti bacterial polyester inside. The doll has 24 cm.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Dog ornaments from felt

Dog ornaments - I made them for a special puppy of a friend. I searched for some puppy symbols and I decided to sew a paw and a bone, besides his name.

I chose the red and white colors because my friend loves them and they are perfect for Christmas.

Do you have a puppy?


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Polar bear - a custom toy

According to this girl's drawing, this is a polar bear. How can I made it a toy, I asked myself. It was not so easy. The drawing has a lots of details and I had to sew it piece by piece, by hand. But the result ...

I used colorful and soft felt. It is filled with anti bacterial polyester.

Some of the details are embroidered. Other are small felt pieces sew together.

I think it will be a nice present.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Purple unicorn made after a drawing

The reality is that we don't know what color is an unicorn. Perhaps they are white. Or even purple.
I think purple (besides pink) is a very lovely color and the little girls like it very much.

Here it is another unicorn. A purple unicorn. And a personalized one, because it is made after a girl's drawing. It was a difficult toy to make. It has lots of details, lots of colors. I sew all the little pieces by hands, one by one. 

I like how it turns out. I like the bows. And the rainbow from the tail. 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Unicorn Toy

Every little girl loves the unicorns. I received a request to make one as in a drawing. Here it is.

I used black felt for the unicorn and other colors felt for the details. It is stuffed with anti bacterial polyester. 

I think she will be very happy to see it. The unicorns are magical creatures. This toy can be a great custom toy for a girl, but it can be a memory toy for a mom or for a grandmother too.


Cross stitch heart ornament

I have wanted to make something different. I sew an aida piece on a felt heart. The monogram is cross stitched. I used them as Christmas tree ornaments or as a tag gift.


Embroidery hearts ornaments

Embroidery herats ornaments. Everybody wants a personalized ornaments. For Christmas or for other holiday, as tag gift or just as a present.

I made the hearts from eco friendly felt. They have anti bacterial poli filling inside and a ribbon to hang on it on the wall, or in a tree. 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Crochet cowl pattern

This is a project for beginners: a crochet cowl. I made it using one single Phil Flocon Phidar skein, blush color and  no 7 hook. You can finish it in one or two hours, depending on your skills. It can be a great gift for a mom, a grandmother, for your daughter and a nice Christmas present for a friend.

R1 - chain 25 stitches, turn
R2 - double crochet in the third stitch from the hook - this will be your first stitch, double crochet in every single stitch from the chain, ch 1, turn
R3 - R24 - double crochet in each stitch, ch 1, turn.
For finish it, just put together the both ends and make slip stitch. Try to crochet with very large stitches to make a fluffy and cozy cowl.

It will have a cozy crochet cowl in no time.

Happy crochet!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Crochet kitty - free pattern

Here it is an easy free pattern for a crochet kitty.
I created this pattern after a kid's drawing.

Materials: acrylic yarn Charly Phildar, 50g (grey or white), red and yellow for the bowl, 2.5 crochet hook, 4,5 mm safety eyes, anti bacterial poly filling, pink and black thread, tapestry needle
Level - Intermediate
Stitches and abreviations- single crochet (sg), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), increase (inc), decrease (dec), magic circle, stitch (st)
Size for the finished kitty - 10 cm (almost 4 inches)

The head and the body - Work continuously without turn the work.
r1 - magic circle, 6 sg into it
r2 - 2sg into each st -12st
r3 - 1 sg crochet, 2sg into the next, repeat until the end -18st
r4 - 2 sg crochet, increas into the next, repeat- 24st
r5 - 3sg, increase into the next, repeat- 30st
r6 - 4sg, increase into the next, repeat- 36 st
r7 - 5st, increase into the next, repeat- 42st
Now secure on the back the tail from the beginning, from the magic circle.

Place the safety eyes between the rounds 3 and 4. Sew the nose and the whiskers.

r 8 - 24 - sg in every stitch
r 25 - 5sg, decrease, repeat until the end - 36 st
r26 - 4sg, decrease, repeat - 30st. Stuff the toy.
r27 - 3sg, decrease, repeat - 24st
r28 - 2sg, decrease, repeat - 18st
r29 - 1sg, decrease, repeat - 12st
r30 - decrease - 6st. Fasten off. Leave a long tail to sew the hole.

The ears - make two
r1 - magic circle, 4 sg into the circle
r2 - 1sg, increase, repeat - 6st
r3 - 1sg in every stitch - 6st
r4 - 1sg, increase, repeat - 8st
r5 - 2sg, increase, repeat - 12st
r6 - 1 sg in every stitch - 12st
r7 - 3sg, increase, repeat - 15st. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

The legs - make four
r1- magic circle, 6sg into the circle
r2 - 2sg in every stitch - 12st
r3 - r7 - sg in every stitch. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuffed the legs

The tail - I-cord
r1 - chain 3
r2 - make a loop into the second st from the chain, make a loop in the third st. Now you have 3 loops on the hook
r3 - drop off from the third and the second. Keep them with your fingers from the left hand.The first st will remain on the hook. Sg into this st. Insert the hook into the second st, sg crochet here. Insert the hook into the third. Sg crochet here.
Repeat and make  an I-cord as long as you want.For finishing, pull the yarn through all the 3 stitches. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew the ears, the legs and the tails.

The bowl - with red and yellow
With red - r1 - magic circle, 6sg into the circle
r2 - 2sg in each st - 12st
r3 - 1sg, increase, repeat until the end - 18st
r4 - 2st, increase, repeat - 24st
r5 - 3st, increase, repeat - 30st
r6 - 4st, increase, repeat - 36st
r7 - 5st, increase, repeat - 42st
r8 - work in front loop only - sg crochet in every stitch - 42st
r9 - r10  - sg in every stitch
r11 - With yellow - Turn the work, and make sg in every stitches until the end. Fasten off. Hide the tails.


Personalized doll toy

This doll was a challenge. The hair, the flower from her hand, the fingers, the stripes from the dress. I tried to follow the drawing and t...